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EVGA Geforce GTX275 CO-OP Video Card

@ 2010/02/08 read/post comments(0)
NVIDIA and ATI dominate the market for gaming-oriented video cards. But neither company sells video cards directly to the consumer; rather, they produce "reference designs" that are manufactured by a number of "partners". Most partners simply produce the reference design… Go To Full Article

ASUS ENGT240 Review

@ 2010/02/08 read/post comments(0)
The cooling solution that was on the ASUS ENGT240 did its job quite well - the highest that I saw the card get was 64°C during all the testing, which is not very high for a video card operating at… Go To Full Article

Phenom II X4 for $99: Unlocking the X2 555 BE

@ 2010/02/08 read/post comments(0)
How does a full-featured Phenom II X4 CPU for $99 sound? AMD's new dual core hotrod, the X2 555 BE, is actually an X4 in disguise and just needs a bit of help to unlock those two extra cores for… Go To Full Article

Intel DH55TC

@ 2010/02/08 read/post comments(0)
Today, we'll be taking a look at the DH55TC "Tom Cove" motherboard. This board offers a wealth of features, but with a market price in the $99 range, is it a better solution than competing boards? We'll take a look… Go To Full Article

Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME 4870X2 VGA Cooler

@ 2010/02/08 read/post comments(0)
The card with the best performance from AMD from the previous generation, the ATI RADEON 4870X2 has a very noisy stock cooling cooling system. Surprisingly, not a lot of custom VGA coolers appeared for it. Arctic Cooling thought a lot… Go To Full Article

AMD finally below 10 seconds SuperPI 1M

@ 2010/02/07 read/post comments(0)
Just found this thread over at the Xtremesystems.org forums where Japanese overclocker Gyrock showcased the first sub-10s 1M using AMD ever. For that, he needed an AMD Phenom II X4 965BE C3 clocked at 6.8GHz. Screenshot and more information inside… Go To Full Article

[M] USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps Tested On Gigabyte P55A-UD6

@ 2010/02/07 read/post comments(1)
A couple of motherboard manufacturers are now including SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 chips on their motherboards. In this to the point article, we take look at the performance for SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 compared with their predecessors.… Go To Full Article

Thermalright Venemous X & Tuniq Propeller

@ 2010/02/07 read/post comments(0)
Performance is the exact same as the TRUE Revision C but for more money. The other oddity is that they still do not include a fan with their heat sink. Someone needs to let Thermalright know we are clawing our… Go To Full Article

Intel's next socket nearly doubles pin counts

@ 2010/02/07 read/post comments(0)
People laughed when I said that Socket 1160 would lose 4 pins, but here we sit just over a year later and Socket 1156 is old news. The next one, called Socket R in some circles, has 2011 pins. It… Go To Full Article

No more desktop chipsets are coming from Intel this year?

@ 2010/02/07 read/post comments(0)
If you’ve been considering buying a new computer, or at least building your own, you might’ve noticed two features that pretty much every motherboard manufacturer out there is touting at the moment - USB 3.0 and SATA3 6Gbps. Currently both… Go To Full Article

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